Photographer's Note

On my journeys I have searched for many kinds of old vehicles but this one caught me completely by surprise. Steam trams are extremely rare and in Bern they operate this one about once in a month.
The locomotive G 3/3 Nr 12 was built by Schweizerische Locomotiv & Maschinen-Fabrik in 1894. Survival of the locomotive needed quite a bit of luck because tram lines of Bern were electrified already in 1902. This loco worked in a sawmill until 1943. It has since been in storage and on museum display. Since 2002 it has been running on the streets of Bern again, 100 years after the original retirement. Tram trailer is a later built replica.

(Title Hot in the City, a song of Billy Idol from the album Billy Idol, 1982. I know, my titles almost never have anything to do with song lyrics)

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Additional Photos by Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3774 W: 59 N: 5022] (30935)
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